Design Manager

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000/annum Plus Package


About this Role:

Experienced / ambitious Design Manager required to work with a leading Tier 1 main contractor to manage the design process for one of several schemes in the Surrey area. Based between working from home, site and office with a business which actively promotes agile working, you will be involved in the final preconstruction phase for your scheme, prior to moving to site with the construction team during the works throughout 2022-23.

Reporting to the Regional Design Manager, and working with the preconstruction teams, you will manage the design development and buildability aspects of schemes through second stage preconstruction on the framework, and out to commencement on site; Thereafter you will work with your live site project team throughout the construction phase; This will be undertaken between home and site..

Projects in the pipeline include DfE schools, SCF education and local authority, P22+ healthcare, MoJ and CC

Duties will include:

Management of the ongoing design development for the project, all packages and sections of works;
Chairing regular design team meetings;
Management of consultant design team;
Regular liaison with key clients, trusts and end users / heads of department;
Engagement with and managing specialist sub-contractor design teams;
Agreement of information required schedule; Ensuring key dates achieved;
Dealing with local authorities to achieve planning permissions;
Review of construction design information for buildability, compliance with contractors proposals, employers requirements, budget, current building legislation, etc;
Identifying opportunities for value engineering where appropriate;
Proactive issue resolution;
Overall managing the smooth and timely delivery of detailed design information for procurement and construction throughout the preconstruction and build phase.About the Company/Client/Project:

This role is with a busy Tier 1 national main contractor, with experience and a proven track record in the delivery of new build and refurbishment schemes in healthcare, secondary education, commercial offices, local authority, higher education faculty buildings, student accommodation, MoJ courts and prisons,etc.

With a regional base in Surrey, and a healthy spread of work across the Surrey, Berks, Sussex and South London area, annual turnover is circa £150m for the region.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

Either from an Engineering/Construction delivery, Architectural or DM degree background, you will possess excellent technical and commercial knowledge, a keen understanding of construction methodology, materials and systems, procurement lead in times, etc.

You will have excellent communication and negotiations skills, strong planning and problem solving ability, initiative and a positive approach. In terms of character, you will be a highly driven, positive and ambitious individual able to work well within a large team dynamic.

You will ideally have a proven track record of successful project delivery with a recognised Main Contractor in a Design Coordination / Design Management role.

High standards, attention to detail and the drive to deliver on programme, specification and budget will be very well rewarded with excellent salary, benefits, promotional and development prospects.

For more information on this contract please contact Martin Olney on (phone number removed) or send your CV to

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

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